You Got Into Where? How I Received Admission and Scholarships to the Nation’s Top Universities

A 116-page start-to-finish guide for receiving admission and scholarships to universities. Learn to search for colleges, write essays, fill out applications and take your standardized tests so you can be a more valuable applicant in the admissions process! The guide also includes copies of my activities resume, common app essay, and supplemental essays.

What's Inside the Book? (Table of Contents)

1: Getting Ready
Courses to Take, Grades and GPA, Class Rank, Extracurriculars
2: Exams, Exams, Exams
SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, AP Exams, Studying, Sending Scores
3: College Search
Developing a College List, College Visits
4: Relationships with Colleges
Your Admissions Counselor, Demonstrating Interest
5: Preparing for Applications
Activities Resume, Recommendations, Brainstorming Essays, Admissions Hooks
6: Application Time
Types of Applications, When to Apply, Application Components, Interviews
7: Essays and Supplements
10 Steps to a Successful Admissions Essay, Recycling Essays, Answering Supplement Questions
8: Financial Aid & Scholarships
FAFSA, CSS Profile, Appealing Financial Aid, Institutional and Outside Scholarships, Scholarship Interviews, Scholarship Essays
9: Making the Final Choice
Acceptances, Denials, Waitlists, Deferrals, Factors to Consider

I can’t believe that a 17-year-old has written a college admissions books that is so well-written, clear and accurate. No wonder USC jumped at the chance to have her become their student. My sense of things is that mostly parents read college admissions books; high school students just don’t want to take the time. Given what she says and how she says it, I truly believe that teens will rush to read “You Got Into Where?” It is well worth their time.

-Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, Author, adMISSION POSSIBLE

"You Got Into Where? is a great primer on the college admissions process from start to finish. Joi Wade's suggestions on how to choose colleges that fit the applicant and reaching out to current students to learn about life on campus get an A+ in our book."

-The Princeton Review